First movement in order to establish the Ege University Observatory was initiated by Prof. Dr. Abdullah Kızılırmak in 1963.
The observatory building was established in 1965. On 30 - 31 May 1965 the first telescope was constructed and the first observation was made on June 22, 1965.
Directors of Observatory
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Kızılırmak (1968-1977)
Prof. Dr. Raymond H. Wilson (1977-1980)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ömür Gülmen (1980-1981)
Prof. Dr. Sezai Hazer (1981-1984)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ömür Gülmen (1984-1985)
Prof. Dr. İlhami Yavuz (1985-1994)
Prof. Dr. Şükrü Bozkurt (1994-1996)
Prof. Dr. Serdar Evren (1996-2009)
Prof. Dr. Zeynel Tunca (2009-2012)
Prof. Dr. Kadri Yakut (2013 - 2016)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Ali DAL (2016 - Continues)